Gorilla Rachel Beisel selected as luminary for 6th Annual Women in Technology Conference

Gorilla Rachel Beisel selected as luminary for 6th Annual Women in Technology Conference

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June 10th marked the Colorado Technology Association’s 6th annual Women in Technology (WIT) conference. The conference, presented by Comcast, was held at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield in Littleton. Influential women from across the state gathered to discuss Colorado’s tech community, as well as network, educate and collaborate. Attendees listened to engaging talks from top industry professionals, and received tips around how to navigate the male dominated industry. Women were able to live tweet their experiences at the conference using the hashtag #wit2016.

For the day long event, conference heads chose specific women to lead small group discussions. Gorilla Logic’s own VP of Marketing, Rachel Beisel, was selected as one of these distinguished women. Stepping in to fill this role, known as a luminary, Rachel nurtured dialogue around personal and professional development. Beisel stated, “It was an honor to be chosen as a luminary for the Women in Technology conference.” She continued, “The future is bright for women in technology, especially for those located in Colorado.”

Other luminaries included, Shawn Adamson (Vice President of Comcast), Deborah Floyd (Regional Vice President of Application Sales at Oracle), and Holli Riebel (COO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce).

The Conference thrives during a time where women are beginning to successfully penetrate the tech bubble. According to the Colorado Technology Association’s website, “women occupy nearly 24% of the IT workforce in Colorado today.” An encouraging sign of this growth comes with the recent appointment of a female CEO, Andrea J. Young, to the Colorado Technology Association. Young’s first week as CEO aligned with WIT in a fitting way.

About Colorado Technology Association

The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) represents Colorado’s technology industry, one of the fastest growing sectors in the state. Colorado ranked second for its high-tech business concentration and the nine-county metro region ranked tenth out of the 50 largest metro areas in software employment concentration. CTA works locally and nationally to ensure Colorado’s technology voice is heard and is a member of TECNA, a coalition of technology associations across the United States and Canada, as well as with CompTIA, a national lobbying organization for federal issues.  Since 1994, Colorado Technology Association has been involved in legislative issues and public policy to represent the technology industry in Colorado. The Association provides more than 50 programs, events and connections to support the industry. For more information on Colorado Technology Association please call (303) 592-4070 or visit coloradotechnology.org.

About Gorilla Logic

Based in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, Gorilla Logic offers custom application development services from mobile and web apps to enterprise back-ends and product ecosystems. We maintain a roster of exceptionally talented developers across the U.S. and within our one-of-a-kind software development center in Costa Rica. Whether you need us to take care of a project end-to-end, collaborate with your existing team, or need help staffing qualified IT professionals – we’ve got you covered.

Sophia Parnell
Sophia Parnell
Sophia was born and raised in Denver, attending Denver School of the Arts (DSA), ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the best high schools in Colorado. While at DSA, she was a member of the speech and debate team, vocal jazz ensemble and various all school musicals. This fall, she will begin the second year of her undergraduate career at Santa Clara University (SCU), where she is currently pursuing a double major in Marketing and Music. At SCU, she is involved in two choirs, as well as Igwebuike, the black student union.

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